Suspect in Webster Groves shooting in custody

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WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KTVI)- Webster Groves police are investigating a shooting on Waymire Avenue, just off of Rock Hill Rd.. It happened around 2:00pm on the parking lot of an apartment house.

Police say it was about 2pm when they arrived, to find the victim lying in driveway.  But at least one witness says the gunman, who police have i"n custody, was defending himself.

Cierra White says she was sitting on her porch with the gunman.

"Some people from another apartment in our complex came down, about fifteen of them, and they jumped on him. They began to jump on him and beat him and kick him, and as he was falling down he reached in his pocket and pulled out a gun and shot, to defend himself."

She calls the attack the result of a "beef" between two families the clearly went too far.  Police are not commenting on her version of the story.

Meanwhile, it could have been even worse.  White's two one year old boys were outside with her when the violence erupted.

"My kids were outside while the shooting was going on, while another guy ran out with a gun, it was just a mess," she said.  Asked what she was thinking, she continued, "Grab your kids.  Like what’s going on?  All kind of things.  It’s all crazy."

The man with the gun was being questioned by Webster Groves Police Monday evening.

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